Bob Marley – The Complete Island Recordings set for a 25th September release date.
Just when you thought that nothing more could be squeezed from Bob Marley’s legacy, a new behemoth of a vinyl package is on the way.
The Complete Island Recordings, Collector’s Edition will include 11 LPs, a 70th anniversary slip mat and two photos in glassine envelopes, all packaged in a unique metal box set, limited edition, individually numbered and lined with velvet and hinged to emulate a zippo lighter!
The albums included in the set are (all 9 studio albums recorded for Island Records and two live albums) Catch A Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Live!, Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Babylon By Bus, Kaya, Survival, Uprising & Confrontation. Not sure why they didn’t include Legend as well just to finish it off.
As befitting a definitive box set the LP’s faithfully replicate the original pressings, Live! will include the original poster, Exodus features the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering, Babylon By Bus features the die-cut cover with colour printed inner sleeves showing through.
All records will be pressed on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl, cut from new 24bit/96k sources. And for all you digital hounds free ‘Back To Black’ mp3 redemption codes will be also be included.
Early indications are that the ‘Metal Box Collectors Edition’ will come in at a whopping £450! Although there is a cheaper version without some of the bells and whistles for a less eye watering £150. For those of us who can’t afford either box set all LP’s will be re-released individually as well.
So it’s time to start convincing the wife or husband that you need one of these in the house!